When PS engineer Darren Myers set his sights on building the best phono stage our company has ever produced, he had his work cut out for him. With the advantage of modern upgraded FET semiconductors and a fresh approach to the art of phono preamplification at his side, Darren wiped the tradition slate clean by hand-fashioning a new approach to the challenge of amplifying and preserving all the magic trapped in the grooves of our records. The results are breathtaking. Music that might once have been locked into the confines of our loudspeakers is suddenly free. What you hear fills the room with a rich tonality that has always been vinyl’s promise, but rarely fulfilled to the degree Stellar has achieved.  

 

Stellar phono features dual inputs that can support either a moving coil or moving magnet cartridge, or a two-tonearm set up to enjoy the best of each at the user’s discretion. Cartridge loading and gain options are easily adjusted from your listening position via the supplied remote control. 

 

Phono preamplifiers at anywhere near this price range are almost always integrated circuit based, but not Stellar. Input to output, Stellar is a fully discrete FET design with extraordinarily low noise and high overload capabilities so even the wildest dynamics from the punchiest cartridges sail through Stellar with no limitations or compromise whatsoever. 

 

If you love vinyl you’ll love Stellar.

 

 

Features 

  • Moving Magnet and Moving Coil preamplifier
  • Fixed and variable cartridge loading adjustable from remote control
  • Up to 70dB of ultra low noise gain for MC cartridges as low as 0.15mv
  • Two inputs for two tonearms selectable from remote control
  • Single ended and balanced outputs
  • All discrete FET design
  • Class A analog circuitry throughout
  • No ICs in signal path
  • Up to 20V rms output for unparaleled headroom and dynamics
  • Passive RIAA curve for seamless performance
  • Hand selected premium discrete components
  • DC coupled from input to output for unfettered bass
  • Ultra low noise discrete pre and post voltage regulation stages
  • Low internal feedback for increased transparency and openness
  • No complimentary FET transistors for lifelike performance
  • High current oversized power transformer
  • Remote control
  • Front panel standby button

PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier

C$3,299.00Price
  • Voltage Options (Factory set only):

      Japan 100V   

      North America 120V 

      Europe/Asia/Australia/New Zealand 230V 

     

    Main Power Input: IEC C14 


    Idle Power Consumption: 26W   

     

    Fuses: 

      100V: T250V-2.0AH (2A Slow Blow) 
      120V: T250V-1.6AH (1.6A Slow Blow)  

      230V: T250V-1AH (1A Slow Blow) 

     

    Accessories Included:  

      US (NEMA 5-15P) (100V/120V versions) 

      Schuko (CEE7/7) (230V version) 

      UK (BS1363) (230V version) 

      Remote Control 

     

    Audio Inputs: RCA (Unbalanced) MM, MC 

     

    Audio Outputs: RCA (Unbalanced) 1 Stereo Pair, XLR (Balanced) 1 Stereo Pair 

     

    DC Trigger: 3.5mm 12VDC (2) 

     

    Performance: All measurements are with both channels operating, gain set to low, and balanced outputs. Input frequency is 1kHz. 

     

    Gain: MM: 44dB, 50dB, 56dB 

              MC: 60dB, 66dB, 72dB 

     

    Input Loading: MM: 47KΩ (100pF) 

                             MC: 60Ω, 100Ω, 200Ω, 47KΩ, Custom 1-1KΩ 

     

    Output Impedance: Unbalanced <200Ω, Balanced <200Ω per leg  

     

    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20KHz +/- 0.25dB 

     

    THD: 0.5V out @ 1kHz: <0.01% 

     

    Maximum Output: @1% THD: 24VRMS 

     

    Overload Margin: @1kHz: >22dB  

     

    S/N Ratio: MM: >82dB A-Weighted 

                       MC: >74dB A-Weighted 

     

    Interchannel Crosstalk: >74dB 

     

    Power Consumption: 26W 

     

    Dimensions: 17"W x 13"D x 3.25"H
     

    Shipping Weight: 25.1 Lbs

     

    Color Options: Black or Silver 

     

    Specifications are subject to change without notice